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3 militants killed in Kulgam encounter
Shutdown; internet services snapped in Anantnag, Kulgam
ESS AHMAD
ANANTNAG, Jul 22: Three militants were killed in a gunfight between them and the government forces in Khudwani area of southern Kulgam district on Sunday. Official sources said that forces including army and special operations group (SOG) of police laid a siege to Wani Mohalla Kulgam late last night after receiving specific input about the presence of militants there. The forces, they said, soon after laying cordon installed lights and launched...
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Militants behind abduction, murder of cop killed: Police
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Police said that the three militants killed in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district today were behind the abduction and killing of a cop Mohammad Salem yesterday. Giving details, a police spokesman said, “In a significant breakthrough, concerted efforts of the security forces resulted in the elimination of the prime accused involved in the yesterday’s abduction and killing of constable Mohammad Saleem of JKP at...
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TOP STORIES
Over 2.36 lakh perform Amarnath yatra
Guv reviews arrangements
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Over 2.36 lakh pilgrims have performed Amarnath yatra till date this year. An official spokesman said on the 25th day of the yatra, 6,150 yatris paid obeisance at the holy cave. Meanwhile, governor N N Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, visited Baltal Base camp, Domel access control gate and Neelgrath helipad to gain a first hand assessment of the ongoing pilgrimage and the difficulties, if any, being faced ...
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Flood preparedness
113 damaged embankment spots on Jhelum strengthened
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: After the damage to embankments of river Jhelum at various places in 2014 floods, the authorities have so far identified 113 such spots on the river and strengthened those. 140 spots on the tributaries have been temporarily restored and strengthened. Strengthening of 25 spots on river Jhelum and 68 spots on tributaries are under progress. The protection bunds have also been constructed at vulnerable spots in Pargwal and Akhnoo...
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Not under any pressure from NIA or Delhi: Padder
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: PDP dissident and MLA from Noorabad constituency Abdul Majeed Padder on Sunday said PDP dissidents are not facing any kind of pressure from either NIA or any other quarter in Delhi. He appealed all likeminded MLAs to come together for formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, Padder said that governor’s rule is not an alternative to popular government and particul...
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Man injured as militant’s gun goes off during funeral
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: One person was injured when gun of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of slain militant Suhail Ahmad at Redwani in Kulgam. Reports said that the rifle of the militant went off as people jostled to touch him during the funeral. The injured man was identified as Fayaz Ahmad. He received a bullet injury in his foot and is under treatment in hospital. Reports said three militants had turned up at the funeral of ...
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House of BJP man attacked
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Unidentified militants this evening attacked the residential house of Gulzar Ahmed Nengroo, general secretary of BJP in Pulwama. Reports said that suspected militants fired towards the house of Gulzar Ahmad Nengroo, general secretary BJP Pulwama, in Prichoo, Pulwama. PSOs of Gulzar Nengroo retaliated with firing some gun fires. However, there were no immediate reports of any loss or damage....
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Mehbooba questions ban on over 30 TV channels
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today questioned the banning of over 30 television channels by the government in Kashmir. She wrote on twitter, “Recent ban imposed on transmission of over 30 TV channels on account of threatening peace in J&K is questionable. Instead, the authorities should identify biased channels peddling a false narrative with the sole motive of inciting tensions and polarising the country.” It may be ...
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OTHER STORIES
Foreign journalists need prior permission to visit Kashmir
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Jul 22: In a move that is reminiscent of a brief period during the early days of the Kashmir insurgency in 1990 when the Indian government made it impossible for foreign journalists to report from the valley, the Ministry of External Affairs has written to all foreign correspondents stationed in India that they will have to apply in writing for permission to travel anywhere in Jammu and Kashmir. A report published by The Wire said th...
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Pak intruder killed by BSF on Kathua IB
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 22: A Pakistani intruder, believed to be a guide of terrorists, was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir today. A spokesman of the border guarding force said. BSF troops, guarding the IB in Hiranagar sector, observed a man intruding into Indian territory around 0700 hours and challenge him, the spokesman said. Instead of paying any heed to the warni...
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Army jawan injured in landmine explosion in Poonch
KT NEWS SERVICE
POONCH, Jul 22: An Army jawan was today injured in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch. Police said today Sepoy Shade Suraj Arun was part of a patrolling party when he accidentally stepped over the landmine in Sawajian sector, causing the explosion, a police official said. He said the jawan was injured in the blast and was immediately shifted to a military hospital for treatment. The LoC is dotted with landmines as par...
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Masarrat shifted back to Jammu after hearing in Srinagar
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 22: Detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim League (JKML), Masarrat Aalam Butt was brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu, to Srinagar for hearing of a case lodged against him in Nowhatta Police Station, Srinagar. Masarrat Aalam Butt was produced before Additional District and Session Judge where he heard the arguments. After hearing, the Masarrat was taken back to Kot Bhalwal Jail Jammu, party spokesman Sajad Ayubi said. He adde...
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Youth run over by train in Jammu
KT NEWS SERVICE
JAMMU, Jul 22: In the fourth such incident this week, a youth died after being hit by a train here, an official said today. Roshan Lal, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was crossing the railway tracks when he was hit by the train this morning, he said. The body of the deceased was recovered and later handed over to his family for last rites. This was the fourth such incident in the past five days in Jammu province. Two women, including a residen...
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Naval chief visits Valley
Calls on Guv
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) and Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) today arrived in Srinagar on a three day visit to the Valley and was received by Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander at Badami Bagh Cantonment. The Chairman COSC and CNS was given an update by the Chinar Corps Commander on the prevailing security situation in the Valley and briefed about the various activities and initiatives und...
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Advisor Ganai reviews service delivery, performance under key sectors
JAMMU, Jul 22: Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai today listened to people’s issues here as part of the public outreach programme launched by the government under the aegis of JK Governor's Grievance Cell. A large gathering, comprising of social activists, representatives of employees unions, delegations from rural areas and dozens of individuals turned up at the venue and apprised the Advisor of their grievances, issues and demands and ...
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J-K vehicle owners to get registration certificates at home through speed-post
SRINAGAR, Jul 22: Registration certificates of vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir would be sent to the homes of their owners through speed-post. In a review meeting of the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) here, Transport Commissioner, Saugat Biswas, announced home delivery of vehicle registration certificates for all newly purchased vehicles in the state, an official spokesperson said. "All vehicles purchased after July 25, 2018, will have their re...
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SC on lynch mobs
Calling for a special law to deal with lynching cases, the Supreme Court order send a strong message about the growing menace of mob violence which claimed many precious lives across the country. The vigilante violence assuming the form of organized mob violence targeting particularly the cattle traders in the name of cow protection, it has taken a new turn in different parts of the country. The violence targeting some members of the minority co...
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Lack of political will encouraging "Mob Lynching"
By Brij Bhardwaj
Supreme Court has come down strongly and laid down guidelines to check 'Mob Vigilantism' in India, but one wonders if the Administration at the Center and in States is listening. Vigilantism came into prominence during the last four years of BJP rule when mobs started lynching people in the name of saving cows from slaughter or eating of beef as well as in the name of love Jihad or now on suspicion of being child lifters. The unfortunate part i...
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Is Imran Khan the next Prime Minister of Pakistan?
By Lalit Sethi
Is there a strong possibility that Imran Khan will be the next Prime Minister of Pakistan to lead a coalition government with the support of the army and even the Taliban, now that Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Mariam, are out of the way? Even Shahbaz Sharif is being accused of wrongdoing and a dozen odd police cases have been brought against him. Nawaz Sharif, already convicted in cases of corruption and unexplained assets, having been mentio...
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Electric or CNG cremation may be encouraged in India
Dear Editor, It refers to China banning burial of dead bodies for people of all religions to save land being converted into grave-yards, even though China is three times bigger than India in terms of land. It is time that environment-friendly cremation through electricity and CNG may be encouraged in India. System will automatically eliminate demand for making samadhis or graves for departed leaders which unfortunately become a craze for family...
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Under-construction building collapses in Dasna in Ghaziabad, at least 2 dead
GHAZIABAD, July 22 (Agencies): At least two labourers have been killed and more are feared trapped after an under-construction building collapsed in Mishal Garhi in Dasna in Ghaziabad. The labourers were working at the construction site when the incident took place. The Ghaziabad police said in a tweet that some labourers were rescued and sent to a hospital for treatment. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were pressed into s...
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Nawaz, daughter Maryam likely to remain in Adiala Jail among 'dangerous' inmates
LAHORE, July 22 (Agencies): Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are not likely to be transferred to a rest house from the Adiala Jail as it lacks proper security arrangements needed for the high-profile prisoners, a media report said. A major indication that the Sharifs might not be shifted to the rest house is that the authorities are considering shifting some very dangerous prisoners to somewhere else ...
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CSJ&K urges Guv to hold probe in transfers, postings order in Sports Deptt
JAMMU, Jul 22: Ironically the J&K government hopes for dawn of a golden era in sport in, but sports has never been a priority for the Jammu and Kashmir government, because state is fraught with more ‘grievous issues’ due to which sports is bound to take a back seat. But it does not mean that the successive sports ministers should be given clean chit for responsible of the sad affairs of sports in the state. It is a pity that the think tan...
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Sex racket operating on mobile app busted in residential society in Ranchi, 4 couples arrested
RANCHI, July 22 (Agencies): A high-profile sex racket has been busted in Jharkhand capital Ranchi, where flesh trade was being done in the name of an app-based room booking service. The racket was being operated in a housing society is a residential area. The police raided the place following complaints by residents of the society and recovered several objectionable materials. Four couples, along with a person involved in the crime, were arrest...
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